Can’t Seem to Stick With Your Commitments? Try Making a Pact. - Deepstash
What Is A Pact?

A pact is a precommitment to an outcome that acts as a firewall against distraction. You can think of it as a sort of “habit bet .” It helps you ...

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Can’t Seem to Stick With Your Commitments? Try Making a Pact.

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How Does It Work?

This technique nearly guarantees you’ll follow through on any commitment you choose to make. As Nir Eyal wrote about in his book, he made a “b...

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Why pacts work

A pact, like a protest slogan, is urgent, specific, and has a serious and unavoidable consequence.

Follow the following format of a good protest slogan to create an effective pact. 👇

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Name a specific action.

The best pacts are based on concrete behavior, not aspirations. Don’t set a vague goal like “live healthfully,” “save money,” or “spend more time with my fam...

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Give yourself a specific time frame.

Deciding in advance when you will do what you say you will is called setting an implementati...

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Or Else?

Define a consequence.

The most important part of a pact is the consequence of inaction. A precommitment acts as a firewall against distraction by imposing a cost to going off track....

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